Eco Research




Research Scientist

HW Eco Research Group

Areas of Expertise

  • 10+ years’ biology laboratory practice and work experience. Familiar to operate instruments.

  • 7 years research experience of biology on microbiology, biomolecules, botany, and agriculture.

  • 5+ years’ bioinformatics analysis. Raw gene sequences processing with MOTHER, QIIME, MG-RAST, STAMP.

  • Good writing skill in scientific paper and project report, and skill on statistical analysis with R program and JMP software.

  • Ability of design and manage greenhouse and field experiments, process and store samples properly.

  • Knowledge on laboratory safety and regulations (WHMIS), documentation procedures of reagents and solvents, inventory and order laboratory materials.

Peer Review Journal Publications

  1. Mulan Dai, Chantal Hamel, Luke D. Bainard, Marc St. Arnaud, Cynthia A. Grant, Newton Z. Lupwayi, Sukhdev S. Malhi, Reynald Lemke. 2014. Negative and positive contributions of arbuscularmycorrhizal fungal taxa to wheat production and nutrient uptake efficiency in organic and conventional systems in the Canadian prairie. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 74: 156-166

  2. Mulan Dai, Luke D. Bainard, Chantal Hamel, Yantai Gan and Derek Lynch. 2013. Impact of Land Use on Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungal Communities in Rural Canada. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 79(21):6719-6729

  3. Mulan Dai, Chantal Hamel, Marc St.Arnaud, Yong He, Cynthia Grant, Newton Lupwayi, Henry Janzen, Sukhdev S. Malhi, Xiaohong Yang, Zhiqin Zhou. 2012. Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi assemblages in chernozem great groups revealed by massively parallel pyrosequencing. Canadian Journal of Microbiology. 58(1):81-92

  4. Mulan Dai, Kim Schneider, Barbara Cade-Menun, Chantal Hamel, et al. In book: Managing Energy, Nutrients and Pests in Organic Field Crops, Chapter: Mycorrhiza and the phosphorus nutrition of organic crops, Publisher: CRC Press, Editors: Ralph C. Martin, Rod MacRae, pp.35-58. January 2014

  5. Luke D. Bainard, Mulan Dai, Eduardo Furrazola Gomez, Yamir Torres-Arias, Jillian D. Bainard, Min Sheng, Warren Eilers, Chantal Hamel. 2015. Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal communities are influenced by land use and not soil type among the Chernozem great groups of the Canadian Prairies. Plant and soil. 387: 351-362

  6. Chantal Hamel, Luke D. Bainard, Mulan Dai, Chapter: Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi Assemblages in Chernozems, January 2015. DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4899-7478-5_116 In book: Encyclopedia of Metagenomics, pp.43-47

  7. Chantal Hamel, Luke D. Bainard, Mulan Dai, In book: Encyclopedia of Metagenomics: Springer Reference, Publisher: Springer-Verlag, Editors: Karen E Nelson, January 2014, DOI: 10.1007/SpringerReference_303980

  8. Chao Yang, Walid Ellouze, Adriana Navarro-Borrell, Mulan Dai, Chantal Hamel et al. In book: Mycorrhizal Fungi: Use in Sustainable Agriculture and Land Restoration, Chapter: Management of the Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Symbiosis in Sustainable Crop Production, Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, Editors: Zakaria M. Solaiman, Lynette K. Abbott, Ajit Varma, pp.89-118, December 2014, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-662-45370-4_7

  9. Guo Dongqin, Dai Mulan, Zhou Zhiqin et al. 2012. Molecular identificaiton and morphological analysis of yeasts in spoiled orange juice (in Chinese). Food Science, 33(09): 131-137

  10. Chen Jiyu, Yang Xiaohong, Guo Dongqin, Dai Mulan, Zhou Zhiqin et al. 2009. Effects of culture and preparation conditions on extraction quality of genome DNA from Yeast (in Chinese). Journal of Southwest University (Natural Science Edition), Vol. 31(10): 79-82

  11. Guo Dongqin, Yang Xiaohong, Chen Jiyu, Dai Mulan, Zhou Zhiqin, Jiao Bining. 2009. Dynamic development features of colonies for two yeast strains from orange juice and significance of their identification (in Chinese). Journal of Southwest University (Natural Science Edition), Vol. 31(10): 73-78

  12. Ma Jing, Yang Xiaohong, Dai Mulan. 2008. Resource of Hibiscus L. and their landscape in city of Chongqing (in Chinese). South Agriculture, 2(6): 48-51

  13. He Wei, Yang Xiaohong, Dai Mulan, Guo Dongqin et al. 2008. Research progress in the symbiosis effect of Orchidaceae Mycorhiza (in Chinese). Journal of Anhui Agriculture Science, 36(17): 7206-7207

  14. Dai Mulan, Jiang Meng, Yang Xiaohong. 2007. Research situation and the comment of utilizable potential for energy plants in the world (in Chinese). Journal of Southwest University, Vol. 29 Supplement: 29-36


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